Monday, March 14, 2011

Pretty Neat Review and Giveaway

I have always thought of myself as being organized around my house.  I find myself cleaning everyday whether it's just everyday cleaning like wiping down counters or tables or extensive cleaning like vacuuming or dusting.  Organization, well, at times I am, other times I just like to put things away so I don't have to see it.  I have been told that I have OCD because I like to have the house clean pretty much at all times, yet things like papers, coupons, tools and other things just get thrown in drawers.  It is then that the hubby gets frustrated when he goes to open a drawer to look for something and sees a mess.  I love my house to look nice, but my organizational skills can definitely use some help.

I was excited yet apprehensive to be able to review a book called Pretty Neat: The Buttoned-Up Way to Get Organized & Let Go of Perfection.  This book was written by the two creators of the buttoned up Organizational Products that are absolutely fantastic and helpful, Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch.  I don't read too many books about organizing because I don't want to be told how to do things around my house.  I have always been someone who likes to do things my way, that way I know where everything is and what needs to be done.  I know that I needed some help especially help with keeping my cupboards, books, and desk organized.  I also have a hard time with the girls rooms keeping them neat with their toys, coloring books and so much more.  It seems that at times, we have a lot of clutter around our house and I definitely was intrigued by reading this book.  I have NEVER read any kind of organizational book, but I read this one cover to cover and found a lot of great tips and methods that are simple and definitely would make anyone's life a lot easier for keeping their home neat and tidy.

The Pretty Neat book has organization tips for not only home but at work as well as taking charge of you to-do lists and schedules.  It teaches you how to get organized for traveling with your kids, helping your kids help in cleaning up and even how to master a home cooked meal.  This is all just for starters, there is plenty more great wisdom in the book as well.  I have learned so much to get my house in complete order.  I often found myself jotting down notes in a notebook to make sure that I didn't forget a certain tip when I came across it.  I would highly recommend this book to everyone who needs a little help organizing your home, office, garage, or your household in general.  I can't wait to get started!

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Giveaway will end on Monday March 21 at 7pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog.  Winner will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Open to US residents ONLY!  Special thanks to Global Influence, buttoned up, Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch for providing the book for review and giveaway.  GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure-I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a free book in exchange for my honest opinions.  I comply with all FTC rules and regulations. 

6 comments:

suburban prep said...

It is the Guest room and the office. Both of these rooms are the catch all for things that we don't quite know what to do with.
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Linda Kish said...

The end table next to where I sit. I stack things nice and neatly then the dogs race across the table and everything goes flying to the floor.

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Rebecca O said...

The office. There are things everywhere. Things that don't belong: toys, hair ties, food...you name it!. And everything that does belong in there has no spot of its own. Nothing is organized at all! Thanks for the chance.
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